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Bachelor of Arts – Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Early childhood teaching masters pathway for arts high achievers.

If you are a high-achieving student who is sure of your choice of a teaching career, the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is designed to prepare you with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. It equips you with all the practical and theoretical skills required to educate and nurture children from birth to eight years, and provides a comprehensive, liberal education for all new teachers.

Quick Facts

Duration: 5 years full-time
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $31,000 per year
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 65
CRICOS code: 092437J
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Arts / Early Childhood Teaching at Flinders

  • Qualify to teach children from birth to eight years in childcare, preschool and the early years of school
  • Undertake a valuable 95 days of professional experience placements in childcare, preschools and primary schools
  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge about young children, their families and the community services that provide for their care and education
  • Recognised nationally and internationally for a transformative curriculum
  • Combine in-depth study of early childhood education with studies in the arts

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Undertake extensive professional experience placements in a variety of early childhood settings.
  • Develop vital practical skills such as relationship building, educational planning, technology use and community innovation.
  • Learn to engage in transformational, innovative and creative teaching practice.
  • Develop essential people skills for work with children, their families, community members and professional colleagues.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways.

Potential occupations include:

  • early childhood teacher
  • developmental educator
  • youth and children’s support officer
  • language literacy and numeracy teacher/assessor.

Potential employers include:

  • childcare centres
  • kindergartens
  • early learning centres
  • junior primary schools
  • government education departments
  • government and private industry settings.

Professional accreditation/recognition

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority employment criteria.